Who does not know the comedy King Mahmood Ali, which is sure to tickle the audience with its different style. Actor Mahmood Ali was born on 29 September 1933 in Mumbai. He started his acting career with the film CID. Some of his memorable films are Bhoot Bangla, Padosan, Bombay to Goa, Gumnaam, Kunwara Baap. His father Mumtaz Ali used to work in Bombay Talkies Studio. Do you know that Amitabh had fallen in the feet of Mahmud, know untold things related to Comedy King
To fulfill the economic need of the house, Mahmud also worked like selling eggs and driving a taxi, but since childhood, Mahmud’s attitude was in acting. In the year 1943, he got his chance to try his luck in Bombay Talkies’ Kismet. On the strength of his acting, Mehmood made millions of people crazy.
Mahmood, the famous comedian who made the world laugh, also had a job to teach table tennis to the famous actress Meena Kumari of that era. While teaching tennis, Mahmud’s heart fell on Meena Kumari’s sister Madhu and later married her by threatening suicide.
During that, the applause was played for an actor, he was Mehmood. When the shoot was over, there was loud applause for Mehmood. Mehmood was the only comedian to have a picture with the hero in the film’s poster. People used to go to see Mahmud in theaters. Alam was that even the director knew very well that if the picture was to be a hit, then Mahmud would have to take it in his film.
It is said about Mahmud that he was never seen rehearsing. Whatever he used to do, he used to live in films. This was the reason that many film stars were jealous of him. He objected that Mahmud gets more money than the hero. Mahmood, who won the hearts of people with his films for decades, acted in nearly 300 films.
A very interesting anecdote is told between Amitabh Bachchan and Mahmud. Actually, there was a song from the film ‘Bombay to Goa’ ‘Dekha Na hi re Socha Na’ … Mahmood wanted Amitabh to dance on that song, Amitabh did not know how to dance then what was he said to Mahmood ‘Bhaijaan Mujhe dance Can not be done, I do not know how to dance. ‘ But Mahmood’s heart did not melt and he said that he who can walk can also dance and even after Amitabh’s pleas, Mahmud made him dance and this song became a super hit.
Comedian Birbal had told the BBC – I worked with Mahmood in the film Main Hoon Hoon. The hero of that film was Vishwajit ji but he got two lakhs to work in that film and Mahmud ji got eight lakhs. Jeetendra ji was a hero in the film Hamjoli, but even then Mahmud ji got more money from him.
When Amitabh was struggling in the early days, it was Mahmud who kept him at his home for a long time. Not only this, he acted as the lead hero in his film ‘Bombay to Goa’. Amitabh Bachchan was chained after ‘Bombay to Goa’ was successful.
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